Android 12 reaches beta phase, introducing a huge redesign

18 May 2021
The first beta will be available today on Pixels and devices from other makers.

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Anonymous, 27 Jun 2021You serious it’s buetiful simplistic Android 12 beta 2

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 21 May 2021This looks terrible, why do the UI designers at google have... moreYou serious it’s buetiful simplistic

Anonymous, 19 May 2021Android is easier and simpler. And will always be better an... moreEasier to give up upon. Inconsistent UI design. Horrible UX design.

  • Anonymous

This looks terrible, why do the UI designers at google have such a hard on for minimalism and taking away information?

dbjungle, 20 May 2021How long will it take Samsung, Xiaomi and BBK to ruin this?Samsung, BBK, Xiaomi already have much better theme stores. It's stock Android playing catchup.

How long will it take Samsung, Xiaomi and BBK to ruin this?

Not bad at all, first at all i was sceptical but now when using a12b1 simply notifications area is not just visually changed for nice looking but bring some useful operation.. for first beta device working excellent

  • Anonymous

Kingslayer, 19 May 2021Agreed. Once more people really understand how to use Andro... moreHow is Android 12 ugly? Did you just see those screenshots and judge?
It has a theme like engine that will transform into the look you want.

  • Chandan Darsh

Adil, 20 May 2021Yes. Ios has optimisation but not customisation that'... moreYes you are right

  • Adil

Kingslayer, 19 May 2021Agreed. Once more people really understand how to use Andro... moreYes. Ios has optimisation but not customisation that's a great problem. Android phones trap people in its number game, but ios focus on performance and security. That limits the customisation of iphone's. And I too wish iphone still keeps its optimisation and improves its customisation also to make it ease to handle. Bye

  • Anonymous

Kingslayer, 19 May 2021Agreed. Once more people really understand how to use Andro... moreYeah way easier if you don't want to pay for content via the legal route.

I don't download illegal stuff, and I find my iphone fine, just as I do my relic samsung s9 and s10e, waiting to see what s21fe looks like, but android 12 looks meh

Anonymous, 19 May 2021Android is easier and simpler. And will always be better an... moreAgreed. Once more people really understand how to use Android, it's actually easier. There are these forced limitations that iOS still has that makes even the most simple tasks more complicated than it should be.

I wish iOS was like Android launchers that can lock the homescreen. It's so easy to accidentally delete an app unintentionally. And I hate Wi-Fi hotspot and copy and paste with iOS. The former seems longer to do. More steps. While the latter, I have trouble with the select or copy appearing in comment boxes like this one I'm typing in.

On the Notes or iMessages, there are things at the bottom or above the keyboard that I accidentally press all the time. I'm back using Essential Phone because I just prefer typing on it while my iPhone is the hotspot. I also don't like the YouTube app on iOS. It's more updated but my first comment never shows up even under recent. It's always the second comment when I see it.

Android 12 is ugly. Hopefully, further refinements by 13, 14, 15, etc. But Android forever. Easier to download illegal movies online. Easier to download books in torrent sites. More open to gaming emulation.

1. LG G5
2. Google Pixel 3
3. Essential Phone
4. Apple iPhone 12 mini
5. Apple iPhone SE
6. Xiaomi Mi 3
7. Google Nexus 5

  • Anonymous

Android 12 UI looks like a child born to latest versions of MIUI & IOS.

  • me

The lockscreen reminds me so much of the Sony UI lmao

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 19 May 2021Lol 😁 and people say it's easy to use Android is easier and simpler. And will always be better and user friendly.

Wow, I'm so excited to see what samsung one UI take is on this

  • lover

[deleted post]you're genuinely critiquing a split second of the video for featuring 2 people embracing in a way? you need to focus on more in life. of course gsma deleted it

  • Anonymous

YUKI93, 19 May 2021That is why 12GB and 16GB on Android phone is a norm these ... moreAny 8gb RAM Android is enough. Atleast Android utilizes the RAM properly unlike iOS without true multitasking

  • Phoneshop Guy

I hope they redesign this awful update. It looks tacky and juvenile, I'd rather use a cup & string

  • Anonymous

maybe google UI designer applied too much design from dribbble, not really practical but beautiful, fresh, and playful for me. maybe some people only want simply "professional" look but.. hey you can install custom launcher for that. but i thought there is no custom launcher like this, the design language also match to product sans font, great job